Historical Events in January 1985

  • 1st International Youth Year begins
  • 1st US's 1st manadatory seat belt law goes into effect (NY)
  • 1st VH-1 made its broadcasting debut
  • 1st The Internet's Domain Name System is created.
  • 1st The first British mobile phone call is made by Ernie Wise to Vodafone.
  • 1st 71st Rose Bowl: #18 Southern California beats #6 Ohio State, 20-17
  • 1st 51st Sugar Bowl: #5 Nebraska beats #11 LSU, 28-10
  • 1st 14th Fiesta Bowl: #14 UCLA beats #13 Miami, 39-37
  • 1st 51st Orange Bowl: #4 Washington beats #2 Oklahoma, 28-17
  • 2nd 90th hat trick in Islander history-Brent Sutter
  • 2nd Australia beat WI by innings at SCG, Bob Holland 10 match wkts
  • 2nd Egyptian Pres Mubarak reappoints Coptic pope Shenuda III
  • 2nd Nevada-Las Vegas beats Utah 142-140, highest college basketball score
  • 2nd Undefeated BYU becomes college football champions
  • 3rd Azharuddin scores 110 in 1st Test innings
  • 3rd Israel government confirms resettlement of 10,000 Ethiopian Jews
  • 3rd Mitch McConnell becomes Senator of Kentucky

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5th Bryan Trottier failed on 9th Islander penalty shot

NHL Star Bryan Trottier
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Bryan Trottier
  • 5th Discovery moves to launch pad for STS 51-C mission
  • 5th Thousands of Jewish refugees are airlifted from Sudan to Israel
  • 6th AFC Championship Game: Miami Dolphins beat Pittsburgh Steelers 45-28
  • 6th NFC Championship Game: San Francisco 49ers beat Chicago Bears 23-0
  • 7th "King & I" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 191 performances
  • 7th Japanese space probe Sakigake launched to Halley's comet
  • 7th KHQ-AM in Spokane WA changes call letters to KLSN (now KAQQ)
  • 7th Lou Brock & Hoyt Wilhelm, elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame
  • 8th Japan launches Sakigake space probe to Halley's Comet
  • 9th Flames set NHL record 264th regular season game without being shut-out
  • 10th Daniel Ortega Saavedra inaugurated as president of Nicaragua
  • 11th CDC MMWR publishes guidelines for screening U.S. blood supply for AIDS antibodies with ELISA test that would be available later that year
  • 13th 23rd Tennis Fed Cup: Czech beats USA in Nagoya Japan (2-1)
  • 13th 99-yr-old Otto Bucher scores a hole-in-one at Spanish golf course
  • 13th Blackhawk Doug Wilson failed on 12th penalty shot against Islanders
  • 13th Cerberal Palsy telethon raises $17,100,000
  • 13th Express train derails in Ethiopia, killing at least 428
  • 14th 16 indicted by US for granting sanctuary to Central American refugees

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14th Martina Navratilova is 3rd to win 100 tennis tournaments (Connors & Evert)

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
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Martina Navratilova
  • 14th British pound sinks to record low $US1.11
  • 15th Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to John Ashbery & Fred Chapell
  • 15th Civil rights activist Tancredo Neves elected president
  • 15th Mike Gatting & Graeme Fowler both scores 200 v India
  • 15th Tancredo Neves becomes 1st elected president of Brazil in 21 years
  • 15th CBS' premiere of TV made teen drug abuse drama, "Not My Kid", based on the previous year's book by Beth Polson
  • 16th "Playboy" announces end of stapling centerfolds
  • 17th Azharuddin scores second Test century in second Test (v England)
  • 18th US renounces jurisdiction of World Court despite previous promise
  • 19th "Born In The USA" by Bruce Springsteen peaked at #9
  • 19th 4 die in a car & train crash in Buda Ill
  • 20th Cold front strikes US, at least 40 die (-27°F (-33°C) in Chicago)

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20th Super Bowl XIX: SF 49ers beat Miami Dolphins, 38-16 in Stanford Super Bowl MVP: Joe Montana, San Francisco, QB

NFL Quarterback Joe Montana
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Joe Montana
  • 21st -19°F (-28°C), Caesar's Head, South Carolina (state record)
  • 21st -34°F (-37°C), Mt Mitchell, North Carolina (state record)
  • 21st Bomb attack on Borobudur temple in Java
  • 21st Dennis Potvin ties Bobby Orr's career record of 270 NHL goals
  • 22nd -30°F (-34°C), Mountain Lake Bio Station, Virginia (state record)
  • 22nd Cold wave damages 90% of Florida's citrus crop
  • 22nd Kelly Hu, 16, of Hawaii, crowned 3rd Miss Teen USA
  • 23rd Britains House of Lords debate 1st televised
  • 24th 15th Space Shuttle (51-C) Mission-Discovery 3 is launched
  • 25th "Black & Blue" premieres in Paris
  • 25th Test debut of Wasim Akram, v New Zealand at Auckland (2-105)
  • 26th 42nd Golden Globes: Amadeus, F. Murray Abraham, & Sally Field win
  • 26th Edmonton Oiler Wayne Gretzky scores 50th goal in 49th game of season
  • 27th "Doug Henning & His World..." closes at Lunt-Fontanne NY after 60 perf
  • 27th 15th Space Shuttle (51-C) Mission-Discovery 3 returns to Earth
  • 27th Hollis Stacy wins LPGA Mazda Golf Classic
  • 27th Mark Mckoy cycles world record 50m hurdles indoor (5.25)
  • 27th NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 22-14
  • 28th Charity single "We Are the World" is recorded by supergroup USA for Africa (Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie and other pop stars)

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28th 12th American Music Awards: Cyndi Lauper & Lionel Richie win

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29th Jari Kurri of Edmonton Oilers scores 100th pt of season in game 39

NHL Star Jari Kurri
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Jari Kurri

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29th Oxford University refuses to award Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher an honorary degree

British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
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  • 31st "Harrigan 'n Hart" opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 5 performances

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31st South African President PW Botha offers to free Nelson Mandela if he denounces violence

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela